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How Much Does Retrovir Cost

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Brand name: Retrovir Generic name: zidovudine, or AZT, or ZDV Class: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside, NRTI, or nuke) -- fixed dose combination Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $535.12 (generic $309.89)/month for 300 mg tablets,$71.34 (generic $56.42) for 240 mL of 10 mg/mL syrup Standard Dose: One 300 mg tablet twice a day (12 hours apart); two 100 mg capsules...
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Anti-retrovirals after

Dear Dr LittleA recent report in a South African newspaper states that a clinic in Johannesburg has incontrovertibly demonstrated that anti-retroviral drugs prevent the transmission of HIV in rape victims. Would it not then be considered...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
This is an extremely complicated topic. First, the issue of getting the drugs to the exposed individual in a timely fashion - many feel that emergency rooms are not the best place for this form of counseling and triage - but we have no obvious... Read more »

Medicine Costs

Ryan,I plan on testing myself for HIV in the next few months. Worst case scenario: If I am postive, how much would HAART treatment and other types of treatment(Thymaus treatment) cost? By the way, I was on PEP, and the one month cost for...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The cost for one antiretroviral drug per year can average between $2,000 and $7,000 (Combivir, in your case, would cost $6,000 per year). Since people take multiple antiretroviral medications, costs can range from $12,000 to $21,000 per year.... Read more »

The Cost of HAART.....

Hi I have 2 questions that are very important and very hard to figure out on my own. #1--What is an average cost of three HAART drugs in a month? Lets take for example combivir (retrovir +epivir) and sustiva. My estimate is somewhere between...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your questions.The cost of a first-line HAART is, roughly speaking, between $1000-2000 per month. Many factors go into the actual cost to the individual-- insurance coverage, governmental assistance programs (ADAP), pharmaceutical... Read more »


Dear Dr Young,Thank you for your reply.You mentioned that taking retrovir alone can have very serious risks of developing AZT resistant virus.In view of this, should she stop taking retrovir now until proper treatment can be obtained. proper...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your reply, jac.I'd support a decision to discontinue AZT monotherapy, at least until the possibility of a potent three drug regimen can be addressed.Indeed, many experts here in the US and Europe would probably not even recommend... Read more »
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Sindrome Retroviral Agudo...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hace un mes y 10 dias tuve una relacion con sexo oral que creo fue de riesgo. A los 15 das de hice examenes generales, Elisa, herpes, hepatitis, sifilis, todos negativos. Hacia la cuarta semana tuve faringitis viral, fiebre, diarrea. Mucho... Read more »

Acute Retroviral Infection

Posted by DDS, 1 Reply
I was just diagnosed last week. My HIV doctor thinks that I am experiencing, based on my symptoms, and Acute Retrovirial Infection. He and I believe that I am very recently infected (July). He said there are some new treatment paths for people... Read more »

Does this sound like Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

Posted by canadian1984, 2 Replies
I began an experience recently (October 2nd) for the first time in my life, with another guy. All we did is have unprotected oral sex, and once for a few minutes, protected anal sex. I know most people will say that I didn't have an exposure - but... Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984, 1 Reply
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »